Thanks Again, ‘Lexi!
If the Twins were to start Alexi Casilla at second base (or SS for that matter) on a regular basis, he would hit .250 with no power, strike out often, and make enough bonehead plays (both in the field and on the basepaths) to send Gardy to an early grave.
However, put him in a late-season pressure-cooker situation, and the results speak for themselves:
For a team looking for a spark going forward into the playoffs, this could be it!
-Still don’t know our first-round opponent. Tampa Bay holds the tiebreaker over New York, so (with both teams tied heading into the regular season’s final day) a TB win would automatically give us the Yanks.
Preview (94-67, 1st, 7 GA CWS): Marc Rzepczynski (3-4, 5.56) vs. Nick Blackburn (10-11, 5.55)